Latest Critiques

ARTWORKS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2019

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Title: Shane K
Artist: Marlene Weaver
JUDGE: Glenda Carter
COMMENT: A portrait with such strength and directness of approach – I felt a real connection.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JULY 2019

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Title: The Garden of Eden
Artist: Jean Harrow

ARTWORKS OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2019

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Title: Blue Moon
Artist: Denise Kassis
JUDGE: Sharon Moroney
COMMENT: Beautiful colour palette. Organic shapes are intriguing and pleasing to the eye. The silver adds interest and contrast.

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Title: Coffs, Ramada
Artist: Jenny Wassell
JUDGE: Sharon Moroney
COMMENT: The monochrome palette is very appealing. A confidently executed piece. An everyday urban scene made beautiful by the use of line and tone.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JUNE 2019

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Title: Market Garden Irrigation
Artist: Jenny Wassell

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MAY 2019

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Title: Aussi Select
Artist: Don Kibble
JUDGE: Dario Falzon
COMMENT: I love the impressionist nature of the piece. It says so much with so little; really efficient use of brush work. Dynamic composition. Great work!

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MAY 2019

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Title: Sunken City
Artist: Jani Nanavati

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2019

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Title: Fantasy
Artist: Denise Kassis
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: This little artwork demanded my attention more than once. Its central focus takes the viewer in and out of both sides of the design successfully. The horizontal technique makes the central figure work well.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – APRIL 2019

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Title: Robert
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2019

sgas AoM 1903 1The Fan Yvonne Ferguson
Title: The Fan
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Don Talintyre
COMMENT: A masterful study of a young girl in the difficult medium of watercolour. Detail, expression and gesture well controlled.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MARCH 2019

sgas AoM 1903 2Silhouettes Wren Craw
Title: Silhouettes
Artist: Wren Craw

sgas AoM 1903 3Lindos Peter Michalandos
Title: Lindos
Artist: Peter Michalandos

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

sgas AoM 1902 1Kel Marlene Weaver
Title: Kel
Artist: Marlene Weaver
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT:A very contemporary portrait. Love the use of flat areas against texture and line. The artist has an interesting colour palette.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – FEBRUARY 2019

sgas AoM 1902 2 Col Parker Trees
Title: Trees
Artist: Col Parker

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2018

sgas AoM 1811 11Bronwen Bassett Neighbours House Sunlight
Title: Neighbour's House Sunlight
Artist: Bronwen Bassett
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: Very intimate look at an urban scene; well constructed shapes. For a small painting ‘it works’ well from a close or distant viewpoint.
 
sgas AoM 1811 12Nauha Dabboussy Let me be 1
Title: Let Me Be 1
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: Well constructed design & clever connection of the ribbon between the two figures against the complimentary coloured background.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – NOVEMBER 2018

sgas AoM 1811 21Jim West Miss Chloe
Title: Miss Chloe
Artist: Jim West

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018

sgas AoM 1810 1Jan Schuster Callus The Black Rock
Title: The Black Rock
Artist: Jan Schuster-Callus
JUDGE: Ken Tucker
COMMENT: This artwork has struck a chord with me. Left with a feeling, I was taken back to Minnie Waters on the Far North Coast. The movement and the composition is delightful. The strength of water flowing out is intriguing and draws you in. Love the perspective and distance.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – OCTOBER 2018

sgas AoM 1810 21Peter Michalandos Going Fishing
Title: Going Fishing
Artist: Peter Michalandos

sgas AoM 1810 22Bronwen Bassett Hydrangeas
Title: Hydrangeas
Artist: Bronwen Bassett
 
sgas AoM 1810 23Jani Nanavati Drought insprird Lizards cropped

Title: Drought Inspired Lizards
Artist:Jani Nanavati

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2018

sgas AoM 1809 1Don Kibble Wetlands at Rockdale
Title: The Wetlands at Rockdale
Artist: Don Kibble
JUDGE: Greg Hansell
COMMENT: Good tonal changes helping to show a bright, clear day.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SEPTEMBER 2018

sgas AoM 1809 2Marlene Weaver Benedicta
Title: Benedicta
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2018

sgas AoM 1808 1Transient Light Di Nickel
Title: Transient Light (oil)
Artist: Di Nickel
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: Beautiful harmonizing colours & great atmospheric light enhances the overall effect & projects an imaginary landscape. A painting that’s left to the interpretation of the viewer.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – AUGUST 2018

sgas AoM 1808 21Jana Blasco South Cronulla
Title: South Cronulla
Artist: Jana Blasco

sgas AoM 1808 22Jim West French Village
Title: French Village
Artist: Jim West

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018

sgas AoM 1807 1red ochre Angela Iliadis
Title: Red Ochre (acrylic)
Artist: Angela Iliadis
JUDGE: Don Kibble
COMMENT: A random expression with a sense of completeness. Very contemporary.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JULY 2018

sgas AoM 1807 2Y F Having a Break
Title: Having a Break (oil)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2018

sgas AoM 1806 1The Inlet Watercolour Marion Chapman
Title: The Inlet (watercolour)
Artist: Marion Chapman
JUDGE: Glenda Carter
COMMENT: This watercolour is an outstanding artwork. The image has good depth, tone and impact and originality to the concept.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JUNE 2018

sgas AoM 1806 2yvonne ferguson borghese gardens
Title: Borghese Gardens (acrylic)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MAY 2018

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Title: Coastal Walking Track Kiama (oil)
Artist: Salwa Woodroffe
JUDGE: Marlene Weaver
COMMENT: Beautiful atmospheric painting in lovely style and colours.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MAY 2018

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Title: Sirius Cove (acrylic)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

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Title: The White Jug (oil)
Artist: Jim West

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2018

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Title: Diggers (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: John Perkins
COMMENT: A very fresh and spontaneous sketch. Great composition.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – APRIL 2018

sgas AoM 1804 2aTitle: Kogarah Railway Garden (watercolour)
Artist:Jenny Wassell

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2018

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Title: Rolling Hills (acrylic)
Artist: Jean Harrow
JUDGE: Paul McCarthy
COMMENT: A sophisticated design with clever attention to a series of silhouetted shapes.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MARCH 2018

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Title: Derelict (watercolour and ink)
Artist:Wren Craw

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2018

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Title: Doorway in Zanzibar
Artist: Jim West
JUDGE: Don Kibble
COMMENT: Well balanced composition. Colourful and convincing.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – FEBRUARY 2018

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Title: Boats
Artist: Peter Michelandos

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2017

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Title: Rushcutters Bay (mixed media)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy
JUDGE: Alan Somerville
COMMENT: I found this work captivating with it’s kaleidoscope of reflective images and colour.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – OCTOBER 2017

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Title: Street Art (pastel)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Title: Tea and Irises (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Yvonne Langshaw
COMMENT: A very complete and competant work. The focal point of teapot has jewel-like colours with more subdued background elements.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Title: Urban Shapes (encaustic beeswax)
Artist: Denise Cassis

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Title: Capertee Valley (acrylic)
Artist: Jean Harrow

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2017

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Title: Goulburn
Artist: Marion Chapman
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: I feel this painting (watercolour) has the capacity to become a beautiful harmonious piece; it has mystery and well controlled form.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – AUGUST 2017

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Title: Connections
Artist: Angela Iliadis

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JULY 2017

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Title: Droving
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Phillip Kent
COMMENT: Light & dust filled subject capturing the feel of droving cattle, and a dog trying to steal the show.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JULY 2017

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Title: Blue Jug (watercolour)
Artist: Jana Blasco

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2017

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Title: Girl in the Golden Dress (oil)
Artist: Alex De Julian
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PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JUNE 2017

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Title: Big Dip, King Georges Rd. Hurstville (acrylic)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MAY 2017

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Title: Banksia Forest (acrylic)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussey
JUDGE: Peter Griffen
COMMENT:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MAY 2017

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Title: Cityscape (ink)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

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Title: Bonnievale Cottage (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2017

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Title: My Studio (acrylic)
Artist: Bev Charker
JUDGE: Phil McKay
COMMENT: Excellent drawing with objects appearing and disappearing. Decisive use of complementaries resulting in very balanced bursts of colour.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – APRIL 2017

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Title: Amy - Bluebirds (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2017

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Title: Corner, Bondi Junction (acrylic)
Artist: Phil McKay
JUDGE: Don Kibble
COMMENT: Beauty of simplicity is beguiling.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MARCH 2017

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Title: Kookaburra (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
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Title: Abandoned (pastel pencil)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2017

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Title: Just Waiting (oil)
Artist: Di Nickel
JUDGE: Greg Hansell
COMMENT: Great, unusual composition and use of light to explain shapes.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – FEBRUARY 2017

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Title: A Walk in the Park (watercolour and pastel)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2016

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Title: Antique Relics (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson
JUDGE: Leeka Gruzdef
COMMENT: Well constructed watercolour composition, a beautiful lit foreground, white fence the main point of interest, cast shadows from the roof fall on the background machinery with soft middletones.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – DECEMBER 2016

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Title: Pearl Street, Hurstville (oil plein air)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2016

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Title: Montevideo Doors (oil)
Artist: Edward Goinhex
JUDGE: Kristine Ballard
COMMENT: Great colour. Inspired by the tenacity and dedication to improve your art. Now make more.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – OCTOBER 2016

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Title: Sofala (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2016

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Title: Centarian (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver
JUDGE: Paul McCarthy
COMMENT: An excellent example of observation and exquisite tonal execution. The integration of the background into the portrait shows masterful control.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SEPTEMBER 2016

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Title: Who Laid the Golden Egg (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2016

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Title: Happier Times (oil)
Artist: Cathy Butler
JUDGE: Joe Bezzina
COMMENT: Confident brushstrokes, nice use of grey tones, leaving the negative area very loose and abstract in its application. This brings out the warmth and character of the sitter.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – AUGUST 2016

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Title: Machu Pichu (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JULY 2016 

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Title: Auntie Pat (oil)
Artist: Cathy Butler
JUDGE: Julie Simmons
COMMENT: Well observed subject, beautifully rendered shadows and development of the form.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JULY 2016

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Title: Cityscape (acrylic)
Artist: Denise Kassis

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2016

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Title: Singapore Orchids (acrylic)
Artist: Don Kibble
JUDGE: Robyn Gosbell
COMMENT: The simplicity and freshness with swift paint marks on jar with raw edges helping the subject matter.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – JUNE 2016

Title: Baby Prom (acrylic)
Artist: Marlene Weaver

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MAY 2016

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Title: The Pilgrimage (acrylic)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy
JUDGE: Glenda Carter
COMMENT: This work was chosen for its originality of design, play of colour and light.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MAY 2016

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Title: The Cauldron (acrylic)
Artist: Don Kibble

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2016

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Title: The Woman on the Train (oil)
Artist: Bronwn Bassett
JUDGE: Melissa Read-Devine
COMMENT: A quirky painting that made me smile. I love the expression and the figure's apparent movement with the parameters of the canvas. The details of the clothing items and touseled hair - a good touch.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – APRIL 2016

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Title: City Centre (acrylic)
Artist: Nauha Dabboussy

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2016

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Title: Winston (oil)
Artist: Cathy Butler
JUDGE: Leanne Jones
COMMENT: A fantastic portrait. The artist has captured a wonderful expression of the subject's face.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – MARCH 2016

sgas AoM 1603 PC
Title: Seal (watercolour)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2016

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Title: The Girl on the Bus (oil)
Artist: Edward Goinheix
JUDGE: Jody Graham
COMMENT: Fascinating work using everyday subject matter; great composition and brushwork.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – FEBRUARY 2016

sgas AoM 1602 PC
Title: Relics (charcoal)
Artist: Yvonne Ferguson

   

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